Taco Seasoning (without the chili powder)

Taco Seasoning (without the chili powder)

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"Here is a recipe that uses only fundamental ingredients. Every other recipe I have found for taco seasoning has chili powder in it, which is a mix itself that has many of the same ingredients as taco seasoning, but in different proportions. This recipe takes chili powder out, but puts its ingredients and proportions back in. Now you have full knowledge and control of all of the ingredients. Adjust the red pepper to your heat preference. I would rate the heat level for this at around medium-hot, so adjust the red pepper as you see fit. I hope to see other variations spring out of this one."


5 m servings 8 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 8 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 49 Ratings


Where I come from (Calif) Chili Powder is just that...the powder from dried, seeded ground chilies. At the big chain grocery stores I shop I find that Spice Island, Schillings and McCormick all...

This is really good, except I omitted the salt. One huge advantage of making my own seasoning mixture is that I can control the sodium. In this case, I add the necessary salt to taste in each ...

one ounce is 2 tablespoons which is usually what a packet of taco seasoning is. This is a great seasoning for tacos. Thanks

McCormick chili powder: ingredients.....chili peppers,cumin, salt, oregano,garlic. Doesn't sound like 'ground peppers' to me......this recipe is much appreciated...thank you!

FYI-For Southwest Cooking, MEXICAN OREGANO should be used as opposed to the traditional oregano used in Italian and Mediterranian dishes. There is a huge difference in flavor between the two. ...

I come from a family of chili powder enthusiasts, so I've been raised to be a chili powder snob. I can say that there are mixes, and then there is real chili powder, which only uses dried chili ...

This was very good. Chili powder is for chili, and Ancho, Chipolte, Cayenne, etc. are powdered chilies. The fact that this can be adjusted for heat is great.

Excellent! I've used this over and over!

This was terrific!!